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Welcome to Jury Duty for the Umatilla and Morrow County Circuit Courts. Your service as a juror is one of the most important things you will do in participating in our system of government and ensuring justice in our community. We hope to make your experience as rewarding as possible and we thank you for your willingness to take the time to serve your community.
Jury trials are held for criminal and civil cases. Most jury trials last one or two days, but occasionally take longer. The Court makes every effort to effectively use juror’s time. You may have to stay after regular court hours, so please make arrangements in advance.
Some jurors are selected to serve on a grand jury. Grand Jurors listen to evidence and to the testimony of witnesses presented by the District Attorney, and determine whether or not someone should be charged with a crime.
If you are currently serving as a juror, please remember to call the Jury Recording number each night after 5 PM during your term of service to see if you must report the following day. You will need to know your juror number, which can be found on your summons form. You can also check the Jury Schedule page to see if your juror number is called and where to report for the next day.
Umatilla County: 541.276.8757 or 1.800.452.8154 (Pendleton and Hermiston)
Morrow County: 541.676.8730 or 1.800.618.8387 (Heppner)
If you need to be excused in advance for specific days (e.g., doctor's appointment), email the jury coordinator for your county. You will receive a response via email letting you know whether or not you have been excused for that day.
Umatilla Jury Email: 6thDistrictJuryCoordinator@ojd.state.or.us
Morrow Jury Email: CourtroomHeppner@ojd.state.or.us
**THE JURY CLERK IS NOT ABLE TO EXCUSE YOU AFTER YOUR NUMBER HAS BEEN CALLED TO REPORT ON A SPECIFIC DATE.**
NOTE: If you are a Umatilla County juror, you may be called to report to either Hermiston or Pendleton – listen carefully to the recording to ensure you report to the correct courthouse each day your number is called.
If you have received a jury summons and wish to respond online fill out the Court Jury Response Form. When responding online you will need to enter your Service number, which is located on the right side of your summons under the barcode.
If you wish to be excused for medical reasons, after completing your on-line response, email, mail or fax your doctor's note to the court WITH YOUR JUROR NUMBER included on the document to: Umatilla County Jury fax: 541-276-2780 Umatilla County Jury email: 6thDistrictJuryCoordinator@ojd.state.or.us
Morrow County Jury Fax: 541-676-9902 Morrow County Jury email: CourtroomHeppner@ojd.state.or.us
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